Setting your WiFi password can be confusing when you’re doing it for the first time, but it is incredibly important. An unsecured WiFi network is an easy way for someone to hack into your home network and see what you’re doing on your computer. Not only that, but if your neighbors happen to utilize your open network you’ll be responsible for their internet activity and likely experience slower service.
Thankfully, adding or changing a password for your DISH WiFi network is really easy! It requires two basic steps. First, log into your modem. Second, change your password. We’ll go over the process step-by-step in this article. To follow along you will need a computer with an internet connection.
Log Into Your Modem
To log into your modem is a three step process. First, open a browser on your computer and type 192.168.0.1 into your address bar. This will bring you to an administrator screen asking for your login credentials. Those credentials are located on a sticker that is physically on the bottom of your modem. Enter the username and password then select “apply”. You’re now logged into your modem!
Change Your Password
Once you have logged into your modem, you’ll be faced with a menu displaying five different options. Select the option labeled “wireless setup”. Then you will see a new list of options appear in a column on the left-hand side of the screen. Out of that list select the option called “wireless security”. Then select the “Custom Security Key/Passphrase” option. This will open up an empty field in which you may type your new password. After you’ve typed in your password, simply select “apply” and you’re done!
Setting a new WiFi password for the first time is often a dreaded experience. However, protecting your WiFi from unwanted users is essential for receiving the quality of internet connection that you are paying for! Take the time to follow these steps, and enjoy protected WiFi in your home every day!